Saturday, June 25, 2016


A molting python in an Australian zoo started eating its skin the other day, and got itself caught inside for several hours, creating a perfect Ouroboros.  
The Ouroboros, the circular figure of a snake eating itself, first appeared in ancient Egypt, was big in Greek mythology, alchemy, and Jungian psychology.  Obviously having multiple meanings depending on who was using the symbol.
I can see several Ouroboros symbols in current affairs - the Brexit vote, the American presidential race, etc.

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